Sunday, August 9, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 674 - Beta for Everyone, Almost! LoL

 Recorded Sunday, August 9, 2020 1700

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 674 - Beta for Everyone, Almost! LoL...

Aprillian, Constraxx, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx.

If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our page

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Write somewhere in email that you would like to be considered for a one month of Wow in honor of Vrishna.

This week in WoW:

ONGOING :             

ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Pet Battle Bonus Week

                                      PvP Brawl: Temple of Hot Mogu

BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Timewalking: Cataclysm

What We've Been Doing:

Shadowlands Beta:

The Orgrimmar Portal Room has always been a thing i didn’t really like.

The CoT portal being in the room down below, and it looks like the devs have chosen to put the Oribos portal down there too, so now, with the launch of Shadowlands, each time you want to go to the CURRENT expansion portal, you have to run down three flights of stairs first. NOT happy.

In SW, they just expanded the wing of the Portal Room and added 2 new locations, using one of them for the Oribos portal.

Horde surely drew the shorter stick on the design of Portal Rooms, not that it’s the first time that Horde designs where / are inferior to Alliance.

Cooking is a really expensive hobby in Shadowlands. The initial cost of learning Shadowlands Cooking is 200g, where, say, Shadowlands Enchanting only costs 1g to learn. THAT needs to change.

Also cooking is changed with the amount of items you create now, where you cooked between 5 and 10 items depending on your * rank of the recipe, now with the removal of ranks, and the fact that the amount of items going down from base 5 to 3, the profession becomes more expensive.

I like Oribos, the player hub in Shadowlands.

The district (Hall) where the bank is located is called “Hall of Holding”

Changes to Heirlooms with Shadowlands pre-patch 9.0.x:

We want to ensure that players’ investment in these Heirlooms continues to offer unique benefits while leveling, so we’re planning to replace the experience bonus on Heirlooms with unique Heirloom set bonuses.

(2) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by 30%.
(3) Set: Increases your out-of-combat regeneration in the outdoors, normal dungeons and battlegrounds.
(4) Set: Gaining a level triggers Burst of Knowledge, dealing Holy damage to nearby enemies and  granting you 40% primary stat for 2 minutes. Defeating additional enemies extends this effect, up to 2 additional minutes.
(6) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by an additional 30%.
The new set bonus can be obtained from all Heirloom pieces except weapons and trinkets. Please keep in mind that the new Heirloom set bonuses are a work in progress and may have additional changes during the course of development and testing.

There are a few other experience bonus items that will also see changes due to the new leveling experience. Monks Peak of Serenity Enlightenment buff will be changed to granting rested experience and Elixir of Ancient Knowledge, Elixir of the Rapid Mind, and Excess Potion of Accelerated Learning will become Poor quality and no longer usable. The Draught of Ten Lands will still retain the 10% experience bonus but will now be capped at level 50.

We hope that you look forward to the new leveling changes that introduces a faster and more flexible leveling experience than ever before.

Not happy with that aspect of the changes.

Shadowlands Beta - Wands Transmog Restriction Lifted

In the latest build of Shadowlands Beta, the wands transmog restriction has been lifted. Players will be able to transmog wands into One-Handed Maces, One-Handed Swords and Daggers as long as their class can equip these types of weapons. Thanks to reddit user leothar for finding this.
As a Mage you will be able to transmog Wands into One-Handed Swords and Daggers.
As a Priest you will be able to transmog Wands into One-Handed Maces and Daggers.
As a Warlock you will be able to transmog Wands into One-Handed Swords and Daggers.

Chromie Time future:

Current Chromie Time 10 -50 and max level 60.

With 10.0 10-60 and max level might be 70.



Grand Nagus

Trelane’s progress:

Killed Caverndark Terror in Nazjatar and looted Caverndark Nightmare the pet, getting my count up to total of 864 unique pets.

Eventually i have to go out into the wild and farm all wild pets. That would add a significant number of pets to my collection.

WoWChallenges characters:

Still working on the Greenman Orc Shaman, 50 atm. 


Hello everyone!

So tragic story. I logged on and was all set to create and play a new Vulpera toon when I received a horrible message: "you have reached the maximum limit on this account" (or something like that).  I had to do the unthinkable: purge other toons.  I said goodbye to a few low level toons on servers I don't play on as well as my ancient toons on the Jubei'thos server way back when I meddled with Bind on Equip.  

I had thought about just resubbing my other account, but then realized that allied races aren't wide, so there would be no point.

Moral of the story is that Blizzard needs to find some method to allow us to expand our max number of characters.

To help us all cheer up after this horrible story I bring you a Blast from the Past from episode 420.  Enjoy!



Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.

Addon(s) of the week: MaxDPS and WeakAuras2

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Guild Updates: Aug 2 - Aug 9





















Last week’s 120’s:

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

Guild Chat App - Discord 

Trying a 24/7 chat app for guildies to join and just keep in contact and have chats with during IRL :) Also has a voice channel just like vent/mumble! And very easy to use! :)

The App is Discord - 

And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.


Shout Outs & Thank You

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